While the Bulls are limited still in terms of talent and cohesion, they have proven to be a watchable product on most nights…So how to tell the interesting stories of the season’s first month? Statistics!
Considering that Markkanen, Valentine, Dunn and Portis have missed a combined 43 games this year, it’s fair to think the Bulls could be in the thick of the Eastern Conference. That’s not what many Bulls fans want to hear…
This achievement not only shows that you still can play at an elite level, Derrick, but highlights the important lesson of perseverance and patience for all, a life lesson that has always spoke to me from throughout my childhood through my schooling and as I endeavor on my young sports journalistic career.
…the metaphorical champagne of the future will only be popped because of this year’s campaign — with Cam Payne included.
It would seem that the Bulls wound up offering Parker the most of what he’d like to have in his second NBA stop but there was a lot to tempt him in his other options.
…the fact that Zach LaVine is upset about losing, even though three of his fellow Bulls starters are out with injury, should be heartening to fans. One could even say that frustration kept the Bulls from folding against Charlotte yesterday and chalking up their first win of the season.
Belief regarding whether this native of Chicago could be a significant building block in the Bulls’ rebuild often shifts from one game to another. One thing that will never change is Parker’s support and love for the community that bred him.
Since top tier college programs are already illegally paying athletes to attend their schools, why not use the G-League for them to keep payments above board while allowing the young talents to play against professional competition and get paid within the process?
Things are liable to gel as the season goes on…the returns of Valentine and especially Markkanen should only help with the team’s overall development, but this lineup will have a lot of trouble starting out the season.